Competition + Fees

If performance is your expertise, then express your force of character during the competition phase of the weekend. Four selected faculty instructors will judge all competition entries and are eager to be entertained and awed with the versatility and skill of the developing dancers across the nation! Performance awards aren’t all Bellamoxi is invested in; we are invested in your education and future. Because of this, high scores for our competition portion will receive a chance in winning scholarships to future BellaMoxi events and cash prizes.

In addition to high score awards, BellaMoxi also recognizes versatility and diversity in our participants. Therefore, we offer several additional awards that recognize the schools and participants that provide the BellaMoxi’s mission in their competition entries.

With all we are offering we know we will find out who is this years “BellaMoxi Best”.

Competition Fees

Early bird fees end 60 days prior to event.

Early Bird After Deadline Time Limit
Solo $100.00 $115.00 3 min
Duo/Trio $50.00 $65.00 3 min
Ext. Duo/Trio $55.00 $70.00 4 min
Small Group (4-9) $40.00 $65.00 4 min
Ext. Small Group (4-9) $45.00 $70.00 5 min
Line (10-15) $40.00 $65.00 4 min
Ext. Line (10-15) $45.00 $70.00 5 min
Large Group (16-24) $40.00 $65.00 5 min
Ext. Large Group (16-24) $45.00 $70.00 6 min
Production (25+) $40.00 $65.00 6 min
Ext. Production (25+) $45.00 $70.00 8 min
Festival Submission $50.00 $50.00

Competition Details

All competing dancers and their teachers must be registered for the entire convention at the city where competing. Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Each dance studio may apply their own additional fees, when necessary.

Age Appropriate

BellaMoxi prides itself in maintaining a professional and family environment. All music, costumes, and choreography must be age appropriate. Necessary deductions will be taken. Disqualification may result, at the discretion of the judges.

MINI DIVISION:  Average ages 7-9

JUNIOR DIVISION: Average ages 10-12

TEEN DIVISION:  Average age 13-15

SENIOR DIVISION:  Average age 16-18

PROS DIVISION:  Average age 19+

All ages are as of January 1 of the current year.

To reach the average age of an entry, add all the ages together and divide by the number of dancers in the entry. When averaging ages always DROP THE DECIMAL POINT.

The average age of each entry must not drop more than one age division below the age of the oldest dancer in the entry, regardless of the actual average age. Example: an entry contains dancers ranging in age from 9-17, the entry may not compete younger than the 13-15 age category (one division younger than the oldest dancer-17).

Names and ages of all dancers must appear on the entry form or it will not be accepted. All competing dancers must be prepared to present proof of age should a question arise.


Technique – 20 points | Choreography – 20 points | Artistry/Creativity – 20 points

Difficulty – 20 points | Performance Impact – 20 points

All routines will receive a Placement Award the same day of the competition. All numbers will be eligible to receive a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. All placement is determined by the following point system.

1st Place | 90-100 points

2nd Place | 80-89 points

3rd Place | 70-79 points

Solo Competition – Soloists will receive a judging score on their studio score sheets, and will be announced for a judging award during competition award ceremony.

Group Competition – All group routines will receive a judging score on their studio score sheets and will be announced for a judging award during competition award ceremony.

  • All Overall Winners will be announced at the BellaMoxi Breakdown on the final day of convention.
  • All Overall Awards are presented to each age division.
  • Competition entries may opt out for a judging score; however, this will exempt these numbers from receiving placement and overall awards.

Overall Awards

In addition to the adjudicated and judging awards, a competitive Top Overall Award will be given to the highest scoring Solo, Duo/Trio, Group, Line, and Production, in each of the age categories.

CallBack Award

This award will be given to the entry or entries that the judges feel deserves another chance to dance in the “BellaMoxi Breakdown” at the end of the weekend. These may or may not be numbers that received the highest score in their division.

Versatility Award

The one number in the entire competition, including the Emerging Choreographers Festival, that the judges and adjudicators feel executed the best representation of BellaMoxi’s mission of versatility, creativity, artistry, and technical execution. Winners of this award will receive a $200 voucher for a Regional Registration.

BellaMoxi’s Best Award

The one number in the entire competition that received the highest score for its performance. This number will receive a FREE Regionals/Nationals submission as well as a $500 cash prize.


Jazz:  Primarily jazz technique, utilizing up-tempo music.

Classical Ballet:  Primarily ballet or pointe technique, including classical steps and movements.

Classical Contemporary Ballet: Elements of classical ballet combined with modern dance.

Modern:  A style of theatrical dance that engages free thinking and few restrictions. Techniques of modern dance include: Graham, Limon, Cunningham, Horton, etc.

Ballroom:  A partner dance or group of partners with differing technique, rhythm and costumes, exemplify core elements of ballroom dancing such as control and cohesiveness.

Hip-Hop:  Primarily hip-hop technique.

Tap:  Primarily tap technique. Routines demonstrating clogging technique and style may not compete in the tap category.

Contemporary:  A mixture of elements of other dance disciplines that focuses on fluidity of movement, floor work, and the use of gravity.

Lyrical:  A combination of jazz and ballet techniques to lyrics of music incorporating emotional and storytelling elements.

Musical Theatre:  Any routine interpreting a song from a Broadway or Movie Musical.

Open:  Consists of all other categories: ethnic, acro/gymnastics, novelty, clogging, etc.

Performance:  Entries that wish to perform only for critiques only. These routines will not be scored and will not be eligible for Placement or Overall Awards.

Improvisation:  Involves creating and executing movement spontaneously, without much premeditated movement.